What’s all this, then?

I stick up for spiders. I’m not an expert, just a fan. Someone who’s convinced that if you take a bug’s-eye view of your surroundings you’ll learn something about your neighborhood and the world. And along the way you might find a way to disentangle a web of misunderstanding stretching back before we meddling bipeds came along—which is, incidentally, the only “web” pun I hope to make, at least deliberately, at least today.

This is mostly about the spiders who cross my path in San Jose, California.

I’m a journalist who learned long ago to write about things you love. This is one of them.

"It followed me home from the Internet, ma. Can I keep it?" (Photo of Phidippus mystaceus ©2008 by Thomas Shahan; licensed under Creative Commons)


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